New City College held its very first Green Day to celebrate the launch of a new Green Strategy that will see the college prioritise an environmentally-friendly agenda.
The day was packed with informative activities and students and staff were encouraged to sign up for live talks, take part in sustainability surveys and carbon footprint quizzes, watch inspirational videos, attend seminars, join a litter-picking team, choose healthy vegetarian and vegan options for lunch, play ‘green’ games and learn how to grow their own herbs and vegetables.
Guest speakers included Steve Frampton, the FE/HE Climate Commissioner, whose talk was titled: ‘A Climate of Change and Seizing the RESET Opportunity. A practical guide to what you can do’. Another speaker was Peter Synam, from Greenpeace, who spoke about ‘Food and fashion – major causes and solutions to climate change’.